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St. Mary's P.S. Draperstown

“Learning, Caring and Sharing Together”


Tús maith, leath na hoibre!

"A Good Start is Half the Battle"



Register of Interest - P1 Enrolment September 2022

If your child is eligible to start school in September 2022 and you would like to find out more about St. Mary's P.S. Draperstown. Complete the following form and we will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

What Sets Us Apart?


We are leading the way in Ballinascreen

Check out our Digital Prospectus to find out more


School is open for children from 8.20am every morning

(Drop your child off on your way to work)


P1 and P2 children can stay from 2.00pm - 3.00pm every day for

"Stay and Play"

(Just one school run at 3pm for your family)


Large rooms with ideal class sizes, averaging 26 children

No composite classes : P1 - P7 straight classes


A state of the art ICT Suite and fabulous Music Room


Extensive outdoor playgrounds including our award winning gardens. Access to our acclaimed biodiversity area, full-sized playing pitch, 3G pitch and Backrow Hall


Click on the yellow stars below to find out more.....




We have a busy Induction Programme, which starts in January and follows through until your child is settled into P1. 


This involves..

*An invitation to visit Santa at our Open Night (unfortunately, this is on hold this year due to circumstances beyond our control.)

*An invitation to take part in the Pre-School Fancy Dress at our Annual Festival

*Ms Coyle and Mrs Kearney visit the pre-school settings

*An Induction morning for our new P1 children

*A Parents' Information Morning

*Our Festival of Fun with lots of sports and activities for our pre-school children

* Connection with our new P1 children and their families via Seesaw

*Clear lines of communication and advice for parents of children with Individual Needs


Click on the Yellow Star below and have a look at our Welcome Sway for P1 September 2021.  It will give you a feel for how we adapted our P1 Induction Process last year.






We welcome families from a wide and varied selection of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  We enjoy celebrating diversity.  Our children speak a variety of languages including Irish, French, Polish, Lithuanian, Czech, Romanian and Slovakian.  


Find below a Newcomer Welcome Booklet giving basic information about the school.



At St. Mary's, communication is key.  Click on the link below and you can see what's happening in our school each week.  We moved our weekly Monday Letter to this fabulous digital format in March when we went into lockdown and our school created a wonderful Online Learning Hub.  We pride ourselves in being one step ahead with e-learning.  Ms Coyle was asked to present our work at a C2k Good Practice Webinar for all schools in Northern Ireland in June 2020.  She shared the fabulous work of our school's Online Learning Hub during lockdown.